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Re: Allan Formhals Fakes and Forgeries
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Deagol wrote:
Bidder ids are hidden so your id is not visible to others.

IMHO your bid is more likely to give the item some credibility rather than put others off. Also, if you have outbid others at the end of the auction, the seller can still second chance offer to them after you pull out.


I was hoping my bid may put off people who want a 'bargain' signature (we all know why it is a bargain, NOT)

I am interested in the point about my bidding adding credibility, I don't know, do people think it does? (thanks for bringing this up as it is a point I had not considered).

Interested in views.

Very surprised that my bid has not been cancelled yet.

Posted on: 2013/8/6 12:47

Edited by Trotter on 2013/8/6 13:38:48


Re: Allan Formhals Fakes and Forgeries
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While I agree that this signature may well be a fake, is this not vigilantism?

Posted on: 2013/8/6 13:57


Re: Allan Formhals Fakes and Forgeries
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It is, I am trying to stop Alan Formhal's fakes being resold on secondary markets, so yes it is.

Do you think I should not bother about his fakes?

Posted on: 2013/8/6 14:20


Re: Allan Formhals Fakes and Forgeries
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I don't have a strong view on this one way or the other. I don't have a great interest in or knowledge of signed items full stop. While it isn't healthy for collecting in general for people to get ripped off, ultimately if they don't do their research then they leave themselves open to this type of thing - whether the seller is aware of the fake or has themselves been duped.

Don't get me wrong, I don't disagree with private individuals getting involved, I just raise the thought for discussion - a moral maze type question if you will. Somewhere down this road is a line not to be crossed, but where is it? Who decides what is genuine and what is fake? How far should one go to prevent a sale, etc.

Posted on: 2013/8/6 15:04


Re: Allan Formhals Fakes and Forgeries
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Was that a wee BBC Radio 4 reference there Deagol?

I'm also fairly ambivalent about this. The only thing I'd question is, perhaps, discussing some of your action(s) in the public part of the forum --is this entirely wise? I mean, I've no idea how many people read these forum discussions, but you're laying it all out for everyone to read. Just a thought...

BH

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